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that would have sent billions of dollars to help superstorm sandy recovery efforts across the northeast. the senate approved a $60 billion bill last week but the house decided not to bring up any other legislation and that enraged house lawmakers from new york. >> everybody played by the rules, except tonight, when the rug was pulled out from under us, absolutely inexcusable, absolutely indefensible. we have a moral obligation to hold this vote, the people out of their homes, the people who are cold, without food, the people who have lost their jobs, they don't have the time to wait. >> disaster knows no boundaries. this body has acted with speed and compassion to help americans throughout the country and disaster after disaster, dysfunction, mr. speaker, in this congress, shouldn't result in punishing victims of sandy in new york, new jersey, connecticut and pennsylvania. this is a sad day. >> the delegations of those states are angry. the new congress starts tomorrow, and all bills start from scratch, but house appropriation chairman hal rogers is not concerned about quickly getting m
displaced from their homes. the organization says the work for superstorm sandy was the biggest response in five years. let's check in with another busy man, meteorologist tony pann. >> things will quiet down for the rest of the weekend. partly cloudy skies in baltimore. 37 at the airport. stay tuned. we will >> now the forecast with meteorologist tony pann. >> the winter weather advisories have been cancelled. the map is lit up in the northeast part of the country. our little snowstorm has turned into a big snowstorm in the northeast part of the country. several inches of snow around boston already. they will pick up close to a foot in connecticut, massachusetts, in the higher terrain. the storm exploded when it got past baltimore. we got clipped by it as it was developing offshore. precipitation was held off several hours for us. that kept the amounts down significantly. we did not start the snow until 10:00 in the area when we expected it to come in at 4:00. that cut back on the totals. the skies are clearing. the wind is picking up. it will be a breezy night. the breeze will stay wit
. but there is one thing the senate has been able to agree on, getting aid to victims of superstorm sandy. by a 61-33 vote, the chamber passed the measure offering $60 billion in help. it heads to the house which must approve the bill by thursday or else the process has to start all over again. at least 113 people were killed when superstorm sandy hit in late october. the governors of new york and new jersey, the hardest hit states have estimated damages at more than $78 billion with a "b,". >>> the senate has approved a bill extending secret eavesdropping overseas. the measure's headed to president obama. he's expected to sign it. cnn's brian todd takes a closer look at this controversial foreign intelligence surveillance act. >> reporter: he ordered it just after 9/11, and it became one of the most controversial tactics used by former president george w. bush and his security team to fight the war on terror. the secret wiretapping without warrants of communications between u.s. residents and people overseas suspected of being terrorists. it drew fire because sometimes the communications of innoc
to explain what's behind that coming up next. >>> also ahead, victims of superstorm sandy feeling abandoned by congress. what set off outrage among lawmakers last night. >>> topping this morning's news alert now, the house passed the fiscal cliff compromise late last night, clearing the way for president obama to sign it into law. it's being hailed as a victory for middle class families, but you will still see or still take a hit on your pay check this year. >> the social security tax cut is ending, so the payroll tax will return to 6.2%. for an average family making about $50s a year, that amount -- $50,000 a year, that elements to $1,000 less that you'll take home in 2013. one thing the house did not vote on last night was aid for superstorm sandy recovery. the decision leaving new york and new jersey lawmakers from both parties angered. the senate had approved a $60 billion in aid to help with the recovery. a house committee then designed a smaller $27 billion measure, but the current term of congress ended before a vote was held. the 113th congress will be sworn in today. no word on wh
superstorm sandy but now they're getting help. the federal government sent more than $1 million in aid to superstorm sandy victims. fema received hundreds aapplications and they're still processing the requests. the obama administration initially denied any aide to individualing living in somer -- individuals living in somerset county but since reversed that division. >>> in for round two? >> round two by saturday megan and charlie. over to the boards and show you through the course of the morning we'll be right around 36 degrees. lunchtime lot of clouds. windy at 37. we'll be flirting with the 40 for much of the afternoon. but the story is the wind and the wind will make it feel like it's around the freezing mark. here's that storm system from yesterday pulling up to the canadian maritimes. cloudy skies behind it and here we go out to the rockies another system that will be the saturday event we've been headlining through the morning. 39 today and 40 for friday and wintry mix moves in over the weekend. pretty chilly overall forecast with temperatures into the upper 30s to around 40 d
you so much. the president is weighing in on this. the superstorm sandy relief bill controversy. he said when tragedy strikes, americans come together it to sppt those in need. i urge republicans in the house of representatives to do the same, bring this important request to a vote today and pass it without delay for our fellow americans. >>> international markets reacting positively to the fiscal cliff deal, both asian and european markets made gains today. we'll bring in richard quest from london to talk about the boost we see in international markets. richard, you and i have talked about the fear and chaos. now it seems like we're over this, and there's some good news here, yes? >> yeah. i'm just looking at the numbers at the moment. the dow up 1.6%. in europe we see the footsie closed at 2.2 and you're seeing a strong rally on european and u.s. markets. on the back of this. i would say this is classic relief. it is no more or less. they are breathing a sigh of relief that the worst excesses of the cliff were not realized, but you knew there was one coming, but, of course, nobody
of superstorm sandy. this is how republican peter king responded this morning. >> john boehner has been personally helpful over the years, so it pains me to say this, but the fact is, the dismissive attitude that was shown last night towards new york, new jersey, connecticut, typifies, i believe, a strain in the republican party. we cannot believe that this cruel knife in the back was delivered to our region. >> now, unfortunately, these leaders will still need to work together, and soon. with one deadline down last night, the president has already begun positioning himself for the next fight. >> we'll negotiate over many things. i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they've already racked up through the laws that they passed. let me repeat. we can't not pay bills that we've already incurred. >> the debt ceiling is coming, the sequesters are coming. cue the next countdown clock. joining us now from washington, the sage of capitol hill, hardest-working man in news business, nbc's luke russert. the first question i have to ask
off until the new congress arrives tomorrow. that includes a bill to help those effected by superstorm sandy. a package was passed last week by the senate, now lawmaker also have to start the process from scratch because legislation does not carry over from the last congress to this new one. for those hit hardest by the storm, the frustration was bipartisan. >> this congress is apparently leaving town without responding to that emergency. there's not one of us, not one of us in this congress that could not be in the same position. and i'm deeply disappointed, mr. speaker. and the people who have been damaged by sandy, including governor christie, a republican, and governor cuomo, a democrat, should be deeply disappointed and, yes, angry. >> we have a moral obligation to hold this vote. the people are out of their homes. the people who are cold. the people without food. the people who lost their jobs. they don't have time to wait. >> to ignore it, to ignore the plight of millions of american citizens, unprecedented, they should reconsider or hang their heads in shame. >> for us in the n
of assessments and taxation's website. the federal government is prepared to help some of superstorm sandy's victims in maryland. those residents in somerset county will be eligible for food stamps as part of a federal aid program that helps vic tils of natural disasters. victims will receive one month of benefit. they must live in a disaster area and be affected by the disaster itself. residents can apply from january 7th through the 13th. >>> it is cold out there. i think a lot of people would like to know, is there any chance of seeing any other snow ar rain. yesterday was dry. >> this is going to be a quiet week for us. yesterday was dry but windy. it was the kind of day where you as quickly as possible want to get from point a to point b. quiet week for us. we have a small system to talk about this week. it's going to come over the next 24 to 36 hours. out there right now, we have a partly cloudy sky. as we said, it is cold. at least we have a light wind right now. it's at 5 miles per hour. it's out of the south and southwest. we're at 29 degrees. your windchill reading, even with tha
. >> and who can forget superstorm sandy? millions of neighbors, their houses swept away without power, damages, and raising questions about infrastructure and whether we should be spending some money to fix it. >>> number five, china, is china slowing or leading the world? we do know that china will be the biggest economy in the world by 2020, for sure, by 2030. china also getting more than a few mentions during the presidential campaign's probably because it is pretty clear, china is both a competitor and a partner. >> number four, europe, the european union was fractured by debt and the plans to fix it. that saga is far from over. >>> number three, the housing market, finally, finally bottomed out. the combination of home prices and continued mortgage rates set off a building and buying spree. well-he well-heeled investors began to buy entire neighborhoods. and homeowners got more with a hefty down payment. >> and cnn predicts that barack obama will be reelected president of the united states. >> the election, more than just about obama and romney, more about socialism, and capitalism and sp
reversed their pledge to take up in emergency aid bill this week for states devastated by superstorm sandy. the move potentially leaves the $60 billion aid package to die at the end of the legislative session on thursday. the house was expected to consider the bill today, but dropped it following lengthy talks on the fiscal cliff. the decision drew harsh condemnation from both sides of the aisle. republican congressmember michael grimm of staten island, one of the areas hardest hit by city, said -- democratic congressmember jerry nadler of new york city blasted his colleagues for failing to take urgent action. >> hurricane sandy struck on october 29. nine weeks ago. it is unprecedented that it takes so long. i can understand -- i would not sympathize -- but i can understand with members to my said the amount requested is too much, we should change it, debate it. fine. but to ignore it? to ignore the plight of millions of american citizens? unprecedented, disgusting, unworthy of the leadership of this house. they should reconsider or hang their heads in shame, mr. speaker. >> president obam
. and this could become the costliest natural disaster in u.s. history. and number one, superstorm sandy. >> this historic superstorm made landfall over the most populated areas hoft united states. even snowstorms are threatening the lives and homes of people from virginia to massachusetts. >> never seen devastation like this in my life. >> the surf here getting much more violent. >> curfew is under way right now. you are not to be on this street. >> keeping an eye on the possibility of flooding. >> superstorm sandy has crippled the nation's biggest transit system. >> talking about flooding, possible power outages. that could last for days. >> in the city to the countryside, people need to be self-aware. >> the storm killed at least 113 people in the u.s. and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage. total repairs will take decades. chad myers, cnn. >> make sure you join me for the biggest stories of the year in crime, politics, money and even the most scandalous. the top ten of 2012, season sunday night, 8:00 eastern only here on cnn. dayquil doesn't . really? [ male announcer ] alk
the plans for a leaf package on victims of superstorm sandy. why the reversal? >> i called them chuckle heads and i'll call them chuckle heads again. the same jettisons on plan "b" on this tax discussion a week ago said this $60 billion isn't paid for and because it's not paid for, we're not going to do anything about it. i guess they don't have tvs in their homes and they haven't seen the suffering on staten island and the coastal new jersey. that doesn't make any sense to me. an emergency is an emergency. these are americans who are suffering. we should have had the vote. and, you know, i talked to the speaker in the cloakroom last night at 11:00. he says he's going to take care of it. i hope he does because this is another exam pl of people not getting it. >>> a last-minute agreement is likely to perk up wall street when stock markets reopen this morning. markets are already gaining ground overseas but rebecca jarvis says the relief may not last all that long. good morning. >> the bearer of good news. >> what do you think the markets are going to think about this? >> they like the ce
and the unimaginable damage from superstorm sandy and more. >>> we'll start with another winter storm getting ready to wallop a large swath of the country. maria larosa has the details. >> it places like arkansas just a few days ago under blizzard warnings. now we're talking about freezing rain advisories. also, the winter weather advisories. you see the advisories stretch back into the ohio valley, back into the northeast. that's basically the trail of the snow with this next system. so over the next 24 to 48 hours we'll see it develop. it will continue through the south with thunderstorms and showers. not to the extent of the severe weather with the last round, but you can see enough cold air you start to see the snow develop from ohio to pennsylvania. moving into d.c. overnight tonight, into philadelphia and new york by saturday morning and on up into boston by saturday afternoon. it's a quick mover. generally speaking, the snow totals will be on the light side. we'll start in the next 24 hours. ohio valley, indianapolis, you could end up with an additional 3 to 6 inches of snowfall. as it moves
, superstorm sandy. they do not think it was consumers fear got as much as it was on the drops of the markets in the middle east. back to you. lori: i think they did more online also. joining us now is founder and resident of sica wealth management. this is what i am thinking about with this disappointing sales. it is so difficult for the federal government. people are wary of all of the uncertainty. they are keeping their pocketbooks closed during this all-important spending season. do you see that as an interesting perspective? >> i think at this point, here you have this santa claus rally which is a market phenomenon that makes sense until it doesn't. that works until it doesn't. coming into this season we would have a typical 1.7% increase in the s&p 500. now, we are dealing with questions that will remain unanswered until january. that uncertainty makes investors anxious. tracy: we have for trading days left. what should we be doing? what should people be doing over the course of the next couple trading days? >> i think people should really look at their capital gains. we are at a point
of superstorm sandy? >> absolutely not. i haven't heard of any organized effort. i heard some of my colleagues on the republican side say they'd like to give a lot less than the $60.4 billion. but we thought we had the votes that would pass the amendment to make it a $60.4 billion bill. >> thank you. appreciate your time. >> thank you. >>> up next, hillary clinton's expected to make a full recovery after doctors discovered a blood clot near her brain. the same might not be true of her harshest critics who accused her of faking illness to avoid testifying about benghazi. that's ahead. this is "hardball," the place for politics. i called the car myself. i'll give you a lift, sir. who are you again? daniels, sir. accounts. who's this? this is daniels. key player over in accounts. ♪ daniels. director of accounts. [ male announcer ] the all-new nissan sentra. [ daniels ] good luck in there! c'mon, daniels. you're vp of accounts aren't you? [ male announcer ] it makes a powerful first impression. it's our most innovative sentra ever. nissan. innovation that excites. ♪ innovation that excites. it
they're going approve a superstorm sandy package of relief. why wouldn't they? and to have this delay go off the clock is a further wounding of the party. >> it is. and like you just said, michael, it's self-inflicted. i think everybody bipartisanwise would say this is going to happen. why are we delaying it? let's get it done. you've heard the rhetoric back and forth of the senate bill coming over here. and i think the -- what we have in place here in the house, we're actually going to clean that up. make it disaster related. take all the pork, take those senate earmarks out of there. make it a clean bill and do what it's intended to do. help the people. my constituents. the residents of new jersey, new york. that's what the job is and putting this off is only going to hurt us in the long run. michael, i know you know the delaware region well. the jersey shore is a billion dollar industry. if that's not close to up and running when it comes spring and summertime, that's going to take a hit. >> let me ask a question about your governor. soon chris christie will stand for re-election.
the victims of superstorm sandy. that particular move has left some new york lawmakers furious with their fellow colleagues for failing to take action. >> i truly feel betrayed this evening. i've left this floor -- i left this floor with an understanding that this bill was going to be brought to the floor. one of congress' most basic responsibilities is to help families, communities, businesses recover. >> and now i have to go home and tell them their new year's gift is that they're going to wait even longer, even longer for something they should have had over a month ago. >> the bill calls for more than $60 billion to be directed to the relief effort. and it already passed the senate, but now the house must way wait for the new congress to be sworn in before any further action can be taken. >>> the d.c. council is set to begin its new session today by officially welcoming its newest member. david grasso, an independent won the at-large council seat back in november. he has said education and ethics reform will be his priorities. five incumbent councilmembers will also be swor
on, getting aid to victims of superstorm sandy. by a 61-33 vote the chamber passed a measure offering $60 billion in help. it heads to the house which must approve the bill by thursday or else the process to consider the money has to start all over again. at least 113 people were killed when superstorm sandy hit in late october. the governors of new york and new jersey, the hardest hit states, have estimated damages at more than $78 billion. >>> and turning to weather. even though winter is just over a week old, millions of americans probably can't wait for spring to arrive. me, as well, yes. scenes like this in maine are playing out all across the country as snow is now on the ground in almost 65% of the lower 48 states. at least everybody's enjoying it together. look at this video from arkansas where -- in little rock, they posted a record-breaking nine inches on christmas day. and for some of you, yay, not over yet. let's bring in meteorologist bonnie schneider for a look at what is on top for today. is there an end in sight for -- >> no. no. we've got more snow, more wind and rain
it was the superstorm sandy. specifically, when we had the little bear hug where christie, game changer for the election, where christie went and embraced obama. that was a big deal. he was the main people surrogate for romney campaigning in the election for him to validate and say hey, this guy is doing a great job. didn't help days before the election. >> eric: big story. sandy. christie. two big stories. >> kimberly: yes. >> eric: juan, what about you, sir? actually i don't think there is any -- >> juan: i don't think there is any question. the big story of the year was the election. the big story here is the change in the way technology, media treats an election. i remember the debate. the first debate. won by romney. the way i was looking at it. obama is not doing bad. not doing great but basically you got to knock out the champ to beat him. it didn't see a knock-out. all my friends like sean hannity, i sit next two on twitter and they're scoring the debate minute by minute, everything going on in social media. in that case, romney was the winner. that's true with fundraising. each campaign raised
of the year. >> kimberly: i thought it was the superstorm sandy. specifically, when we had the little bear hug where christie, game changer for the election, where christie went and embraced obama. that was a big deal. he was the main people surrogate for romney campaigning in the election for him to validate and say hey, this guy is doing a great job. didn't help days before the election. >> eric: big story. sandy. christie. two big stories. >> kimberly: yes. >> eric: juan, what about you, sir? actually i don't think there is any -- >> juan: i don't think there is any question. the big story of the year was the election. the big story here is the change in the way technology, media treats an election. i remember the debate. the first debate. won by romney. the way i was looking at it. obama is not doing bad. not doing great but basically you got to knock out the champ to beat him. it didn't see a knock-out. all my friends like sean hannity, i sit next two on twitter and they're scoring the debate minute by minute, everything going on in social media. in that case, romney was the winner. that'
, kick it off. your big story of the year. >> kimberly: i thought it was the superstorm sandy. specifically, when we had the little bear hug where christie, game changer for the election, where christie went and embraced obama. that was a big deal. he was the main people surrogate for romney campaigning in the election for him to validate and say hey, this guy is doing a great job. didn't help days before the election. >> eric: big story. sandy. christie. two big stories. >> kimberly: yes. >> eric: juan, what about you, sir? actually i don't think there is any -- >> juan: i don't think there is any question. the big story of the year was the election. the big story here is the change in the way technology, media treats an election. i remember the debate. the first debate. won by romney. the way i was looking at it. obama is not doing bad. not doing great but basically you got to knock out the champ to beat him. it didn't see a knock-out. all my friends like sean hannity, i sit next two on twitter and they're scoring the debate minute by minute, everything going on in social me
%. superstorm sandy and the looming fiscal cliff disrupted the shopping season. >>> and if you are returning my holiday gifts, have your right and a lot of patience. usa today reports 14 of 25 on-line retailers in one study are issuing refunds slower than last year. for in-store returns some retailers have shortened return windows and are charging restocking fees, especially for technology. >> thanks. >>> straight ahead on your morning wednesday news, weather is coming up, and lebron james takes it to the oklahoma city thunder in a rematch of the nba final. aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ [ male announcer ] at subway, you got it made. try a steak, egg white & cheese, tricked out any way you want. subway. eat fresh. but the acidic levels in some foods can cause acid erosion.
areas devastated by superstorm sandy less than two months ago. the winter storm system is now blamed for at least 16 deaths nationwide. here in our area, maryland is reporting a death of a man in frederick county due to hypothermia. officials say the man was 65 or older but they are not releasing any information about the circumstances or his identity. >>> with the chances of more winter weather heading our way, now is a great time to get the fox 5 weather app. search for d.c. weather in the app store. you can also text fox 5 weather to 29473. >>> there is a live look outside the u.s. capitol dome. the weather is going to be changing here. we are getting a little bit of everything and tucker will be busy from here until when? may? >> until march. i like this kind of weather. last winter, ooh. >> kind of boring for you. >> oh, yeah. >> we've got a lot to talk about. this next storm system that is approaching is not going to be a major storm. we are talking a couple of inches of snow at most. >> so you can take some pictures. you can go out and play with the kids. the timing will be ni
for the victims of superstorm sandy. fema has received more than 600 applications for assistance since december 14th. >>> nelson mandela is out of the hospital. he was being treated for a lung infection and also had surgery to remove gallstones. he'll continue treatment at home. he has received round the clock care since an acute respiratory infection hit him last year. >>> we're going to know today how the new residential sales are going across the country. this came a day after the latest figures. that's the biggest percentage gain in more than two years. >>> here's that news megan was talking about earlier this morning. ray lewis is a officially back on the active roster for the baltimore ravens. that doesn't mean he's going to be on the field against the bengals come sunday. the move is really a procedural one and it makes lewis eligible to play in the postseason when the ravens will be hosting the game. >>> the crystal ball in times square is going to be installed today for the new year's eve celebrations. you're looking at video of the 7'0" number 13. it arrived in new york earlier this mont
for one more suspect, a 17-year-old with a teardrop tattoo under his left eye. it appears superstorm sandy took a bite out of metro's already lagging ridership. a report says the storm helped reduce ridership by nearly 10% in october. the transit agency lost nearly 2.5 million trips when it was shut down nearly two days. it lost $13 million in revenue. ridership is already down 5% before sandy hit the d.c. area in late october. excitement is building for sunday's cowboys and redskins game. to there's no denying that. fedex field will be packed and you can expect huge crowds at bars and restaurants and anywhere the game will be on tv. john gonzalez is at fedex field. i've seen pictures in the past on facebook of you. you've been at a lot of games. will you be at this one? >> i will try. it is a late game especially for us. it's the hottest ticket of the year in the d.c. area. the last time the redskins were in the playoffs was in 2006. that's part of the reason why this game was moved to a prime- time hour on national television. this is the big one. i can tell you, fans are really excited.
for roughly 15,000 vehicles damaged by superstorm sandy. those beyond repair will be salvaged for parts but insurance companies hope to sell some of them back to people who can fix them up again and drive them, which made us think, have they got a deal for you? >>> new year's day marks the 150th anniversary of one of this country's most important documents, the emancipation proclamation, president abraham lincoln's order that declared slaves in this country forever free. the document is once again on display. and nbc's ron mott has more. >> reporter: though clearly showing its age, fading ink, a yellow patina, the emancipation proclamation still draws undivided attention 150 years later, a document whose aim was to unite a country divided by war. >> it's amazing to see abraham lincoln's signature. >> reporter: today at the national archives in washington you can the frail order consigned to history on january 1, 1863, by president abraham linkson again on public display. showtime, just a few days every year. >> very uplifting experience. it is a very important document. >> reporter: pre
officials that hit the ground when superstorm sandy hit explained that if you didn't get money into the hands of these small businesses almost immediately, then most likely they would go under. if you don't start rebuilding right away, people start to become depressed and they lose hope. let's not even discuss the economic impact. so to delay this vote even for another day is something that will resonate not only with the people that have been affected and are suffering and have lost everything, but i think it will resonate with the american people for a long time, and i think it will make them wonder what we are here for and what is the role of the federal government, what is the role of the congress, and maybe most importantly, can they trust us? so it is with a heartfelt apology that i apologize to my constituents, to my fellow new yorkers in need, those in new jersey, connecticut, and pennsylvania. i did all that i could. i will not stop, i will not relent, and i will continue to push for this vote to come as quickly as possible, but there is no rhyme or reason and it is in
drug that's now off the streets. >> and later from superstorm sandy to scorching summer temperatures we'll look back at the wild weather of 2012. >>> call it fiscal cliff friday, stocks taking a nosedive again as lawmakers take their fight into the final hours. congress and the president have until the ball drops new year's eve to figure something out on those automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, but union workers have figured out a deal to avoid the so-called container cliff for now with the massive weekend strike looming, the longshoremen, shippers, operators and ports all agreeing to extend the union's contract until early february and avoid port shutdowns. meantime as the year winds down, 2012 is shaping up to be a pretty good one for banks. american banks closing out their best profits in six years and fewest failures since 2008, 51 banks closed their doors this year, still a lot historically but well below recent levels. drumroll, please. the top money making star of 2012, denzel washington. theater owners nationwide say moviegoers flock to denzel's movies more than anyone else'
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the victims of superstorm sandy. lawmakers are angry because the republican house leadership ended the session without voting on that sandy bill. >> we're told we'll get a bill on the floor later this month in the next congress. it's already nine weeks. it's already an unprecedented length of time and why? new york and pennsylvania and new jersey, those residents -- are those residents any leisureses than other parts of the country -- are those residents any less residents than other parts of the country? >>> the deal to avert the fiscal cliff appears to be good news for hollywood. the legislation extends millions of dollars in tax incentives for the entertainment industry, through the end of the year. producers of movies made here in the u.s. can deduct up to $15 million in expenses. those incentives were generous for tv producers who can claim deductions for each episode. >>> experts are predicting a shortage of primary care doctors in california and across the country. as the population gets colder, and they also say that the affordal care act could strain access to primary care physicians.
as well as andrew ross sorkin. sup superstorm sandy climate change. >> that made that an impact on the last week of the election as well. >> i think so, joe. what happened after sandy, during sandy, to the lives of so many people on long island and new jersey, elsewhere, in an odd way is tied into the topic of 47% remark mitt romney made. a campaign -- in my memory, i can't recall a campaign so staggeri staggeringly incompetent at the level of responding to things. months went by and before it was released, the 47% comment was released, i can't get over the fact the campaign was so in competent they ran for months without any knowledge or attachment to the emotional lives of voters. what happened with bain and attacks on bain and thus on romney is that people make links, emotional link, bain, they took the factory and someone else took my house. other forces are taking my children's futures. when sandy occurs, that's part of it, you know, my house is gone. part of my life is gone. >> you're right. >> the emotional lives of voters they completely missed. >> did they run this in a
, and then have slowly been settling down and that was mostly because of superstorm sandy. so today with the level at this more palatable sort of level at 350,000 the big question is will today be just a blip or will this be the beginning of a trend, and that's what you really want to see. you want to see the level of layoffs continuing to at least stay the same and obviously you want to see them come down but at the same time you also want to see hiring happening and that's where that government jobs report that we focus on once a month, that's where that comes into play. we're going to get the next one next week, that government jobs report and the big worry, carol, that's hanging over all of this is the fiscal cliff. although we're still in the middle of wondering what congress is going to do about it, companies are already holding back hiring so that is clearly impacting the jobs market but the good news once again is the layoffs are slowing, down 12,000 to 350,000 last week. carol? >> thank you very much, washington. alison kosik thank you so much. >>> growing outrage over the decision of a n
new england. heavy rain and strong winds pounded coastal areas already devastated by superstorm sandy. the system is now blamed for at least 16 deaths nationwide, including one in maryland. this left holiday travelers stranded from dallas to boston. more than 2,000 flights have been canceled since tuesday. many roads remain impassable. >>> you see what's happening there and you get a little nervous. but tucker you've been saying not going to be like that. >> whatever happens here will not be a major deal. sort of a repeat of monday and wednesday and the snow line setting up close to the city. worst case scenario, north and west, maybe three or 4 inches of snow. >> interesting pattern setting up where we're on the edge of these storms. >> typical of what we get around here in the winter time. typically we're kind of right on the edge. last year the edge was nowhere near the mid-atlantic. >> you were bored all winter long. >> as i mentioned a few days ago, i didn't put the snow machine into gear one time last year. once again, your friday fine. morning commute should be uneventful here,
.4 billion bill to rebuild after superstorm sandy. now, it goes to the house, but if both chambers fail to agree on a package before the current congressional term expires, then everyone will have to start again from scratch. >>> keeping them honest, this has been the least productive congress in modern history. at last count, a little more than 200 bills enacted. by comparison, the 80th congress, which then-president harry truman called the do-nothing congress, it managed to pass 906 bills into law. think about that as you watch the next report about one of the few things lawmakers seem to agree on, dismantling a little known office that's designed for one simple thing, keeping them honest. >> what is outrageous about it is you see members of congress on both sides saying they have zero tolerance for unethical conduct, but behind closed doors, they're quietly trying to kill the one body in congress that is trying to seriously go after unethical members. >> melanie sloan is director of c.r.e.w. or citizens for responsibility and ethics in washington. she's talking about the office of co
-knuckle driving. >> heavy rain and strong winds pounded the coastal areas devastated by superstorm sandy less than two months ago. >> the weather causing headaches in the roadway and sky, stranding travelers from dallas to boston. in pittsburgh, plane got stuck on the tarmac for two hours while 2,000 flights have been canceled since tuesday. roads are impassable. >> it was a 25-minute drive usually. tonight is an hour. >> some are taking the disruption in stride. >> for thus isn't too much of a problem. we're canadians. we're more used to. this it's okay. >> a lot of powder. coming down fast. >> doug, the storm is blamed for 16 deaths since christmas day. most of them in the midwest. we can tell you, too, that the dangerous cans are expected to persist throughout the northeast so there are winter weather advisories in place. forecasters are predicting another four to eight inches of snow in northern maine. back to you. >> doug: all right. stay warm out there. thank you. pastor of alabama church wiped out by tornado vowed to rebuild. he is keeping his word, but it hasn't been easy. correspondent el
. fox news learned the house plans to split the superstorm sandy aide bill to two parts. giving the lawmakers opposed to a large bill the ability to vote against it and vote on the other part so they don't appear unwilling to help storm victims. the base would provide immediate funding to those affected by the october storm that devastated new york and new jersey coastlines. meanwhile, republicans are still meeting up on capitol hill. we have a live camera outside of that meeting. they are, the camera just shooting in and out there. they are meeting and those are the microphones they may come and talk to reporters after they finish that conference meeting. we are just getting word of something that perhaps is happening behind those doors. senior g.o.p. leadership aide is telling fox that the speaker presented his members two options. the first would be to make an amendment to the senate bill that would add a package of spending cuts. the whip, majority whip would do a whip check, vote check to see if the spending cut amendment could pass. if they get a commitment of 218 votes on
crop sending prices sky high. who can forget superstorm sandy. damages as high as $50 billion raising lots of questions about u.s. infrastructure and whether we should be spending money to fix it. >> number 5, china. is china slowing or leading the world? we do know choina will be the biggest economy in the world by 2020, for sure by 203. china getting more than a few mentions during the presidential campaign, probably because it's pretty clear china is both a competitor and a partner. >> number 4, europe. the european union was fractured by too much debt and the us a trty plans to fix it. that saga is far from over. >> number 3, the housing market finally bottomed out. the combination of low home prices and continued record low mortgage rates set off a building and buying spree. investors began buying entire neighborhoods but first-time buyers were also able to get a home of their own for the first time in years. as long as they had a hefty down payment. >> number 2. >> cnn projects that barack obama will be reelected president of the united states. >> the next. more than just about
%. experts blamed superstorm sandy and the looming "fiscal cliff" for disrupting shopping. back to you. >> thank you, erica ferrari in new york. >>> and -- >> and -- >> go ahead. >>> holiday sales grew at a weak pace, weakest in four years. mastercard reports the sales in the two months before increased just .7% over last year. >>> new evidence that the bay area job market is in recovery mode right now. a new check of the numbers finds the boom that began in the silicon valley tech sector is broaden. the "oakland tribune" found construction was the fastest growing industry in the bay area just over the last year and there's also growth in retail, wholesale trade, manufacturing, and hospitality businesses. >>> college graduates are struggling to find jobs in their chosen career paths. as cbs 5 reporter grace lee reports, the number of young california grads working in restaurant or retail has doubled in the last five years. >> reporter: when you're shopping this holiday season, or eating out, take a look around. you might notice i lot more people under 30 working those jobs. according t
to vote on a relief package for victims of superstorm sandy. senator schumer called it heartless. why was there a reverse? >> the reverse came about basically the same i call them chuckleheads and i'll call them chuckleheads again, the same chuckleheads that jet ison planned b a week ago said the $60 billion or 27 and 33 isn't paid for and because it's not paid for we're not going to do anything about it. i guess they don't have tvs in their homes and they haven't seen the suffering on staten island and coastal new jersey. it doesn't make any sense to me. an emergency is an emergency. these are americans who are suffering. we should have had the vote and i talked to the speaker in the cloak room at 11:00 last night. he says he's going to take care of it quickly. i hope he does. because this is another example of people just not getting it. >> congressman steve latourrette thank you for being with us. >>> the dow has gained over 200 points since the opening. rebecca jarvis says the relief may not last that long. >> good morning. >> the markets liked this at first. >
and new york who went through this hideous, this horrible superstorm sandy and now don't have the relief and congress goes home? >> well, you're absolutely right. it is incomprehensible. you're right. in vermont we suffered, and now in new jersey and new york people are suffering. but as you know, we passed an emergency relief program, disaster relief program, for sandy. we passed it in the senate. >> i know you did. >> our republican friends in the house chose not to do with it -- to deal with that issue, and i think that is a real tragedy. >> senator, thanks for joining us today. again, happier 2013 to you. >> happy new year to you as well. >> thanks. >>> stocks are soaring, first trading day of the new year, the market is buoyed by a better than expected report. joining me, ruth marcus, also greg yip. welcome both. the markets just reacting to this last-minute deal? other fundamentals that you are looking at? >> mostly it is the deal. the deal does three things that the markets are happy about, number one, taxes in the new year, number two, removes some of the uncertainty about fiscal
melting of the arctic to superstorm sandy to the massive typhoon in the philippines. 2012 will also be remembered for a series of mass shootings from aurora, arata, to the sikh temple, to be shooting in newtown, conn.. the case around trayvon martin sparked national protest after officials refused to arrest george zimmerman. president obama continues his secret drone wars. we spend the hour looking back at the moment and movements that shaped 2012. >> democratic congresswoman gabrielle giffords has announced she will step down this week. she was shot in the head last year in a shooting spree that left six people dead in tucson. >> thank you for your prayers and for giving me the time to recover. i have more work to do on my recovery, so i will do what is best for arizona. i will step down this week. >> iraqis are voicing outrage over the sentencing of the last marines charged in the 2005 massacre of 25 civilians. on tuesday, frank woodrich received no jail time. >> i was expecting the american courts would sentence the person to life in prison. he should appear and confessed to the
. >>> a new york city hospital evacuated during superstorm sandy reopened today. it's the first time since the storm hit that nearly all of the services at nyu's medical center are finally back up and running. the manhattan hospital had to clear out 300 patients after it lost generator power during the storm. since early november only some of its outpatients facilesies have been operating. >>> after a hyattsville man tried the take his own life a calm and cool 911 dispatcher, a mother's prayer on facebook and the power of love and friendship seems to have saved him. david dawson wants to help others considering suicide to learn what he's been through. our debra alfarone spoke to dawson, his mom and the dispatcher. >> i just wanted already to get somebody here right away. i knew he needed somebody right away. >> reporter: linda dawson needed a lifeline. one month ago her son david tried to kill himself. he called 911 and it was the tough u.s. day of her life. >> i took a deep breath and she started counting. >> one, two, three, four. >> and she had me count with her. >> okay? >> one, two, t
affected by superstorm sandy. the bill faces an uncertainty future in the house. >> reporter: there are a couple of reasons why the $60.4 billion aid legislation for sandy may languagish in the house. number one, the cost, and number two, the calendar. some lawmakers are uncomfortable with the costly package, with the nation's tight economic situation they might want to scale it back or include cuts elsewhere. here is one gop congressman from south carolina. >> we live in hurricane alley. it may be me next, my district after the next hurricane. we absolutely have to pay for it. it's the right thing to do. we cannot continue to borrow this much money to pay for things that we want but want to pay for out of our tax money. >> reporter: the possible holdup in the house prompted the governors of new jersey, new york and connecticut to send a letter -- >> reporter: the second difficulty for the house, the calendar. they're running out of time. house gop speaker john boehner, who has signaled he does support some kind of sandy aid, has not decided whether or not to bring it up for
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